FLHSMV Wants to “Stuff the Chargers”

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~Help feed families in need ~

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – This week, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) announced the start of its annual “Stuff the Charger” Thanksgiving food drive. Today through November 16, the department will be collecting non-perishable food donations for Florida’s families in partnership with food banks across the state. This year, FLHSMV is also working to assist those affected by Hurricane Hermine and Hurricane Matthew in other affected areas.

“This is the third annual ‘Stuff the Charger’ food drive which provides food to Florida’s families in need,” said Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Executive Director Terry L. Rhodes. “This year, we are excited to take the food drive one step further and partner with food banks across the state to help feed families who have been impacted by the recent hurricanes.”

“The Florida Highway Patrol’s (FHP) plan is to conduct a successful food drive to make a difference in several families’ lives,” said Colonel Gene S. Spaulding, Director of the Florida Highway Patrol. “Your contribution to this cause is greatly appreciated and needed.”

“Our mission is to feed the hungry through our network of partner agencies,” said America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend Director of Food Resources Robert Fritchey. “We also educate and engage the community in the fight against hunger.”

FHP will be accepting non-perishable food donations at each troop headquarters across the state including General Headquarters in Tallahassee.

The following items are needed:

Canned GoodsDried GoodsOther Goods
Canned meats (ham, chicken, tuna), canned sweet potatoes, carrots, corn, green beans, canned fruitsStuffing, boxed potatoes, rice, cornbread mix, grits & oatmealNuts, evaporated milk, broth

Individuals wishing to donate food can bring their contributions to any local FHP Station or contact a Public Affairs Officer in their area for more information.


Stuff The Charger feeding south florida           feeding north east florida         feeding tampa bay


manna food bank                 second harvest big bend     second harvest of central florida harry chapin food bank


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